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Kae, Home Owner in Fayetteville, NC

bought a house a year ago, and was told that some other buildings and addons to them on the property had all the right prermits, but didn't

Asked by Kae, Fayetteville, NC Fri Aug 26, 2011

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I don't totally agree that it's too late. There is a statute of limitations for non disclosure and you can always file and Errors and Omissions action against the RE brokerage. Do a little digging into your paperwork and find out what your statute of limitations is.

As far as hiring an attorney? Don't pull that trigger until you've done a little self-education. You may find you can handle this on your own by just doing a little R&D and filing your own complaint with the E&O insurance company.

Too many folks run to attorney's and spend a lot of money before taking a little time to do a little investigating on their own. The more information and knowledge you have the more prepared and educated you will be which will result in less time any attorney will have to spend on your case.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 27, 2011
I agree with John here. Do your research first to see truly that it was not properly disclosed and indeed the additions that were represented to you as being permitted truly are not. This might mean enlisting the help of a title rep, or going down to County records to check it out yourself. You might also want to enlist the assistance of your real estate agent here.

At that point, you may want to contact the listing agent's broker with your research that has been checked out that indeed, the permits were not present on the additions. At that point, I would think the broker will direct you to their errors & omissions insurance carrier to open up a claim. Best of luck, Caroline
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 30, 2011
Not sure why the title report did not include such information--at this time, it's in your best interest to consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate, see exactly what options you may have...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 27, 2011
Contact an attorney and find out what your rights are. Bring all your paper work, and hopfully you have something that says the add ons were with permits.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Aug 27, 2011
Sorry to hear that and it is unfortunately too late now. Your realtor and or yourself should have checked all the public records before you made the purchase. You should never re-lie on someone's word and always get things in writing. If you are thinking of make changes you need to go to the planning commission and see what you can do to right the wrong.
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